Studies

by Carlo Longino




Whoops, Cell Phones Will Give You Cancer Again

from the who-to-believe? dept

Continuing the long run of contradictory reports on the role of mobile-phone use in causing brain tumors, a new Swedish study says that long-term phone use raises a person's risk of getting a malignant brain tumor. The "link" is apparently that of the 905 people they surveyed that had malignant tumors, 85 of them were "high users of mobile phones". That really doesn't seem to indicate much causation -- all 905 people probably wore shoes at one point or another, so should we conclude that shoes cause brain tumors? The real long-term effects of mobile phone use on people's brains and bodies remain unclear, but this type of study doesn't really help clear things up, one way or another.

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    Zeroth404, 31 Mar 2006 @ 12:33pm

    "your attitude shows that you care about only yourself."

    I'm really not suer where you got that impression. Obviously I have my own will to live and will do anything necessary and rational to ensure that I stay alive. if I'm being attacked and my life is threatened, you're damn right I'll kill somebody, but if I had the choice of saving a large mass of people at the cost of risking my life, I'd do it. I'd only GIVE my life for people if I knew them personally. Otherwise, how am I to know what kind of people they are? maybe its a group of serial killers and child rapists?

    I'm not maniacle. if you think I'm being irational let me know, though I can't garauntee that I'll agree.

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